Southampton Police Blotter: Flanders man arrested for cursing at officer

A Flanders man was arrested for cursing at a cop and causing a disturbance near the Bridgehampton Commons shopping center last week, Southampton Town Police said.

An officer had responded to a report of a disturbance last Monday on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton and found Charles Hightower, 55, of Flanders Road in Flanders running westbound on Montauk Highway, according to police, who said he was highly intoxicated. During an interview with an officer, Mr. Hightower was advised repeatedly to refrain from using obscene language in public. According to police, he replied by saying, “F— you, you motherf—er.”

He was charged with disorderly conduct.

• A Westhampton man was stopped for speeding and traffic violations early Sunday and then charged with drunk driving, according to Southampton Town Police.
Jason Rogers, 22, of Edwards Avenue in Westhampton Beach was originally pulled over for speeding and passing on the left about 1:42 a.m. on County Road 104 in Flanders, police said.

After he was stopped by police he also was found to be intoxicated and driving with a suspended license, officials said.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, improper use of signals and passing on the left, police said.

• A television, DVD player, laptop computer, gold watch and Cablevision box were reported stolen from a house on Glen Avenue in Flanders last Tuesday. The occupant told police someone had entered through an unlocked sliding glass door and taken the items.

The estimated value of the stolen items was more than $1,470, police said

• Officers responded to an incident at the Cabana Latina restaurant on Flanders Road in Flanders about 12:15 a.m. Saturday, during which a man punched and broke two windows at the restaurant, according to police.

Jaime Aparicio, 26, of Flanders Road in Flanders was arrested in connection with that incident and charged with third-degree criminal mischief.

• Officers responded Saturday night to a report of an erratic driver on Montauk Highway in East Quogue and located Nicolas Santamaria, 46, of Old Quogue Road in Riverside, who was charged with DWI, police said. No additional details were available.

• A Speonk man was stopped for speeding last Monday morning on Speonk-Riverhead Road in Northampton when an officer noticed marijuana leaves in a plastic bag in the center console of his car, police said.

Gary Aprea, 47, of North Phillips Road in Speonk was charged with speeding and unlawful possession of marijuana, officials said.

• Brandon Berryman, 20, of Promenade Drive in Aquebogue was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana Nov. 4 on County Road 105 in Flanders, police said.
He was a passenger in a car that was stopped for a traffic violation and was found to have marijuana on him, officials said. He was also was wanted on a warrant from Suffolk County First District Court for failing to appear in court on a prior charge of petit larceny, police said.

• A Flanders man reported last Wednesday that someone threw a brick into the windshield of his car, which was parked on Flanders Road in Flanders. The brick damaged the windshield and was found on the ground next to the car the next morning, police said. Police did not indicate the estimated value of the damage.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.